AND Festival 2017 will take take place in Castleton – a picturesque village in the High Peak District of Derbyshire, northern England – and in the nearby city of Sheffield. It is easy to travel between the two sites by car and public transport, and there are a range of B&B’s, guesthouse, hotels and youth hostels in both locations, to host you during your stay.
How to get there?
Castleton itself does not have a train station, Hope Station is the closest, just an 8 minute drive away (45 minute walk) from Castleton’s Visitor Centre in the heart of the village.
Sheffield has a large train station, with routes going to a number of locations around the country, regularly throughout the day.
Travel between the festival sites:
Bus: Bus is the most straightforward and direct way to get between the two festival sites via public transport. The 272 runs direct from Sheffield – Castleton, and the 271 from Castleton – Sheffield. The bus stop is in the centre of Castleton. Full Castleton bus routes can be found here.
Train: Sheffield Station to Castleton – trains run direct to/from Hope Station, on the Manchester/Sheffield routes. The journey is direct and takes approximately 30 minutes.
Travel from other locations:
Train: From Manchester Piccadilly Station – trains run direct to/from Hope Station, on the Sheffield/Manchester route. The journey takes approximately 50 minutes. There are also faster trains to Sheffield, which do not stop at Hope Station.
Train: From London St Pancras International – direct trains to Sheffield daily (taking approximately 2 hours). You will have to change at Sheffield to then travel to Castleton, taking the Manchester bound train, which stops at Hope Station (3o minutes). Total journey from London – Castleton takes approximately 2 hours 40 mins.
Car: There is a car park at the visitor centre, for which there are charges. There is limited on street parking in the village.
Where to stay:
We have put together a list of suggestions below for accommodation nearby. More options can be found at Visit Peak District. We recommend booking as early as possible as September is a busy period for tourism in the area.
Hostel – distance from Castleton Visitor Centre:
YHA Castleton Losehill Hall beds in shared dorms from £18 per night
B&B’s and Guesthouses:
In Castleton village (costs per room per night)
The Woodroffe Arms from £50
George Hotel from £85
Causeway House from £75
Ye Old Cheshire Cheese Inn from £50
Four Seasons from £55
Swiss House from £62
Nearby – distance from Castleton Visitor Centre:
Dunscar Farm (0.9 miles) from £60
The Old Hall Hotel (1.7 miles) from £65